26 March 2012

Housework is NOT for me!


This month’s stamp set from Creative Expressions is a real treat! The Voice of Art set is from the wonderful Wendy Vecchi’s latest range and I adore it! So for my first project I have used stamps and Art Parts to create a little hanging but you could easily make something similar to go on a card. 
I firstly took a piece of white card and used several shades of blue Distress Inks to make a background. Then I stamped the large document stamp using Cobalt Archival Ink on to part of the background and cut it out to fit the frame. The sentiment was stamped the same way. I just love that sentiment – it seems so applicable to me! For the main frame I used Wild Honey Distress Stain on the Art Part and Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink on the stamp
The scallop and the small frame were inked with Rusty Hinge Distress Stain and Vintage Photo Distress Ink on the stamp. I added a little Glossy Accents to the scallop and small frame to make them stand out. 
The lady was stamped in Jet Black Archival on white card and painted with Distress Stains (Broken China, Vintage Photo, Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar) – to paint with Distress Stains just squeeze a little of the stain on to your craft mat and dip a paintbrush into the ink – I do this a lot and it gives a really great finish as you can build up the colour by over painting several sections to create depth. The whole piece was adhered together with Glossy Accents. 
I hope you forgive me for not showing this on the wall but it was such a beautiful day yesterday when I made it that I wanted to photograph it outside! I hope that the beautiful weather inspires you to, as Wendy would say, ‘Make Art’.

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14 comments:

CraftygasheadZo said...

Great card, love Creative Expressions, been playing with some myself. Zo xx

Helen said...

It is lovely! Don't blame you for wanting to be outside rather than inside doing housework yesterday! It's not for me either, as evidenced by by "bird" post yesterday!

Michaela said...

It is beautiful hanging! I love the colour tones and taking a picture outside gave it an excellent background.
Michaela xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely Gabrielle, great colour palette. Enjoy the sunshine. Tracy x

snazzyoriginal said...

Love this hanging, great colours. These stamps may (almost) make housework acceptable lol! xx

Sara said...

I love the hanging and might just need to get one done for my fav cousin round the corner !

victoria h said...

Too funny. Wondering if there are any more sentiments in this set that are just as humourous. Love the hair colour and matching warm colours on the frame.

hazel said...

I love this Gabrielle, it's brilliant.
xxx Hazel.

Siobhan Fyffe said...

Love it Gabrielle!! I am fast becoming a Wendy Vecchi fan. I really like your colours.
Siobhan x

anna christensen crafts said...

This is so cool Gabrielle! I would be proud to put that up on my wall! Anna xx

sue law said...

Thank you for your lovely comment Gabrielle....I think you need to give me Wendy Vecchi lessons you do her so well!! I love this totally! The housework thing is so apt.....can't wait for my eldest to go off to uni in Sept....hopefully my workload will reduce considerably!!! LOL!!!
Suex

Kirsten Alicia said...

That's beautiful, I love the lady.

Kim Dellow said...

LOL! Housework is pointless - it only gets dusty again! Gorgeous make Gabrielle, have a fab weekend. Kim

Anna Parry said...

Love this project! Do you do classes? :))